KID COUNT: 889

Thank you BC for helping us reach our goal!

Because of your generosity throughout Variety Week we’ll be able to help 889 kids! Together we can continue to be there for BC’s kids with special needs. If you haven’t yet donated, there’s still time.

Variety Week is back … and for its seventh year!

We hope you’ll tune in to Global BC’s newscasts from October 17 to 21 when all week long, you’ll get to meet some of the amazing kids whose lives you’ve impacted since our Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. 

Kids like 6-year-old Daemon from Kamloops who received speech therapy, 10-year-old Zahid from Surrey who received an adaptive bike, 12-year-old Kaitlyn from Campbell River who received a private autism assessment, 13-year-old Ana from Vancouver who received counselling and physiotherapy & 14-year-old Emerson who received a FreeWheel attachment for her wheelchair.

Additional highlights will include an exclusive “Variety Playdate” series featuring some of our Variety families. We’ll also be partnering with organizations & family foundations throughout the week so that when you donate, you’ll be making TWICE the impact! So be sure to join us for an action-packed week of heart-warming stories and maybe even a few surprises when Variety Week launches on Monday’s Global News Morning.

Meet Jasper

Jasper is an eight-year-old boy from Dawson Creek who has been diagnosed with Autism. He’s currently in Grade 3 and thankfully, he’s been receiving extra help so that he can be as successful as possible at school. But despite this additional assistance, last year he was sent home a number of times due to disruptive behaviour.

That’s when Jasper’s mom, Christine consulted with their pediatrician and the school. Together they determined that Jasper needed a psychoeducational assessment to help identify the different areas of learning he was struggling with and what was causing the frustration and outbursts in class.

Tune in to Global BC’s Newscasts

All week long, you’ll get to meet some of the amazing kids whose lives you’ve impacted since our Variety Show of Hearts Telethon.

Kids like Ana, Daemon, Emerson, Kaitlyn & Zahid! 

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Variety Schools Grant Program

Because of your support, Variety has been able to launch the Variety Schools Grant Program. The one-of-a-kind program has been designed to help ensure schools from across the province are accessible, inclusive and safe for everyone! Variety will work with schools to bring a chosen project to life even faster by matching funds up to $10,000. Some of the projects that the Variety Schools Grant Program will be funding include wheelchair-accessible playgrounds, sensory paths & rooms and closed captioning technologies. During Variety Week, you’ll get to see the story of one school who’s already participating in the Variety Schools Grant Program!

Become a monthly donor and have your first year of giving matched!

Many of the kids that Variety helps need ongoing support as they grow and develop. By joining our Variety Cares Community, you can help ensure that we are always there when a family reaches out for support … whether it’s for the first time or tenth time. This Variety Week, our goal is to sign up 100 new monthly donors. If each new monthly donor can give $25/month, with the match, we will be able to help another 24 kids. There’s never been a better time to join the Variety Cares Community!

Your monthly support will allow Variety to take a planned, longer-term approach to making a lasting impact on the lives of children every single day. Contributing monthly is an easy and flexible way to have the make a difference all year round. Join the Variety Cares Community today and together we can ensure no child is left behind.

Variety Week Incentive Gift

With a minimum donation of just $169 or if you join our monthly giving program, you’ll receive a four-pack of Paintings by Felicia Fraser’s Love Pop Greeting Cards. The 5×5 cards are printed locally and come with four white envelopes. And because the cards are blank inside, you can personalize your own message for any and every occasion!

Thanks to our generous sponsors & supporters, you can double your donation with over $890,000 in matching opportunities!

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We along with @GlobalBC are excited to announce that this year’s Variety Week will take place from Monday, Oct. 17 to Friday, Oct. 21. Throughout the week, Global News will be showcasing the work that Variety does to help kids with special needs across BC. During every newscast including Global News Morning and Global News Hour at 6, viewers will meet families who Variety has supported while getting to see firsthand how their lives have been impacted. Donations can be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS and at variety.bc.ca. The countdown is on! Global BC Community Central #varietyweek

Don’t miss this year’s Variety Week on @GlobalBC from October 17 to 21 when you’ll learn how Variety has expanded their funding to include private psychoeducational assessments making us the only charity to fund private assessments since last year when we began funding autism assessments. You’ll also be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the launch of their new Variety Schools Program. Donations can be made by calling toll-free at 310-KIDS and at variety.bc.ca. Global BC Community Central #varietyweek

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